Matt Flynn, Jason Jones and Michael Robinson have officially signed with the Seahawks, as the club now has the contracts that these players agreed to last week and over the weekend.
Flynn, a backup quarterback from the Packers, agreed to terms on Sunday and will compete for the Seahawks’ starting job with Tarvaris Jackson. Jones, a defensive lineman who played the past four seasons with the Titans, agreed to terms on Saturday and will help provide the inside pass rush that coach Pete Carroll was seeking to add to the defense. Robinson, a Pro Bowl fullback, agreed to terms with the Seahawks on Friday.
The club also has retained four other players: running back Marshawn Lynch, offensive linemen Breno Giacomini and Paul McQuistan and linebacker Heath Farwell.
It’s a mix of “keeping our own” and adding to the competition with others that Carroll and general manager John Schneider established as their preferred approach entering the free agency period.
“Free agency for us was to get our own guys – that was the start of it,” Carroll said. “The fact that we were able to do that with Marshawn and come back with Red, Mike Robinson and on down the line, this has been really important to us.”